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Shirley May Lane
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all , at this difficult time.Dick and Peg Picard, Port Orange, FL ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“JoeGo back many years in our motel,days.So sorry for your loss of Shirley...I am sure you will find comfort in your fond memories of your life...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Jean Brown - Chelsea, VT

“Jeff, Ellen, Andrew and Dillon--sending our sincere sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother/grandmother. Please know that your are...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Paulette Bergeron - Williston, VT

“Joe and Joe Jr: On behalf of your many friends at Rocky Ridge, we want to extend our heartfelt condolences___Norm and Jenny ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Norman Burnett

“So sorry to hear about your mom / grandmother. You have a new angel watching over you now. --Susan S. ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Susan S.

“Our deepest sympathy to you Joe and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Ken and Sue Dattilio ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen and Family,Celeste passed this sad news onto me. I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Pls know that you and your family are...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Lane Family, I was so very sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. She was an exceptional woman and a wonderful role model to so many. She will...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Hi so sorry. It is a sad time but try and remember the Happier times. It's not easy but family is important stick together you all have my love and...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Janet Lane

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe and family, Joanie and I have so many memories of the early Diaconate days. Also of the fondness that Shirley had for our kids, especially the...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Jon + Joanie Ramey - NY

“God gives us Love. Someone to Love, He lends us.Shirley's passing is a loss to us on earth and a gift to Heaven. My deepest sympathy. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Diane Butterfield - Bakersfield, VT

“We wish to express our sincere condolences to Joe, Jeff and all of their family for their loss. Craig & Robin Preavy. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept the most heartfelt condolences from our family to yours. May the love and support of family, friends, but above all, the memory of your...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: The Machuca Family

“Uncle Joe, Joe Jr., Kathy, Jeff, and Karen. We feel so blessed to have been able to visit Uncle and Aunty this summer. There were many memories made...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: William Norton

“Dear Joe & Family ~We offer our prayers & condolences at rhis difficult time. Shirley will be deeply missed by all who knew her. May she resst...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Steve & Pauline Ratte - Fairfax

“Joe and Joe. Sorry to read of the passing of your wife/mother in the paper today. I know it will be little consolation to you but she seemed to...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Art Hessler - The Ridge

“Joe and family, I was sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I know you have many good memories to help you thru this difficult time. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Pam Sheppard - Salt Lake City, UT

“Joe and familyWe were sorry to hear of Shirley's passing, the world lost a wonderful woman but God gained a super angel. Thoughts and prayers to all...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Pam & Bill Foley - Albany, NY

“RIP Aunt Shirley. You will be greatly missed by all. Love Linda ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Whitehouse Cross - VT

“Dear Joe,Shirley, will be missed, by all who knew her.My thoughts and prayers are with you and yourfamily. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Anna Deller - So.Burlington, VT

“So sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. I will cherish the memories that Peter and I shared with her when we attended the many Deacon retreats. I...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Patricia Putis - San Diego, CA

“To the whole Lane family - So sad to read of Shirley's passing. Many fond memories of our fun times on Sharon Drive. We have also been blessed to see...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Debbi and David Provost - VT

“Joe,We are so sadden to read about your wife's passing. May the Lord give you peace in the following days. Shirley will be greatly missed.Chuck and...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“We were very surprised to learn of Shirley's passing. She was a fine example of a wife, mother and friend. She will be greatly missed. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Don/Jan LeGrand - St Albans

“Very sad to read of your passing. You have been a shining example of being a wife, mother and friend. You will be missed. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Don /Jan LeGrand - St Albans, VT

“All the memories of childhood camping outings and neighborhood gatherings centered on celebration of family! ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Sally St.Peter/Lewis - Williston, VT

“Shirley ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: A friend


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Shirley May Lane, 85 passed to her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Shirley was the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Lucille Whitehouse. Shirley married Joseph Lane on December 29, 1951. She met Joe at Stunt Night practice at Cathedral High School where Shirley graduated from in 1949. Shirley and Joe would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this December. She was the loving, caring and devoted mother of four children. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Lane, Sr. of South Burlington; their children Joseph, Jr. and Kim Lane of South Burlington, Kathryn and Victor Senic of Grapeville, PA, Jeffrey and Ellen Lane of Charlotte, and Karen Lane of South Burlington; nine grandchildren, Stefanie, Billy, Andrew, Dillon, Jeramiah, Kirby, Ryan, Bailey, and Jess; one brother Donald Francis of New York plus many nieces, nephews and cousins including a special cousin Sandra Chamberlain of Florida. She was predeceased by a brother Robert Whitehouse of Burlington. Her life was very active in volunteering for worthy causes. She was a breast cancer survivor for 36 years, a member of the "Dragonheart Paddlers" for 7 years. Shirley was truly a survivor in times of serious illness throughout her life. Her compassion, dedication, example and spirit as a hospice volunteer for others who were ill, is legendary. She was a faithful member of St. John Vianney Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Family was a high priority in her life. Shirley attended her grandchildren's sports games where her voice was heard loud and clear. She will be profoundly missed by all. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and Chaplain Fr. Tim Sullivan as well as the support staff for the tender loving care she received at the University of Vermont Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in South Burlington. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.

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